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May 22, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford F-150 Adds Pro Trailer Backup Assist

The technology allows drivers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction, and the truck controls the steering and limits vehicle speed.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, 2016-MY

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Steering

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

2016 Ford Mustang Gets 2 New Trim Levels

Photo of 2016 Mustang GT courtesy of Ford.

Ford is introducing two new trim levels for its 50th anniversary Mustang to honor the 1960s heritage of the iconic vehicle.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Trim Levels, 2016-MY

May 4, 2015 - Global News

Ford Building Engine, Transmission Plants in Mexico

Ford has announced a $2.5 billion investment in two new facilities building a new generation of engines and transmissions in the states of Chihuahua and Guanjuato, Mexico, respectively.

Tags: Mexico, Ford, Transmissions, Engines

May 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Gaseous Prep Package to 2016 F-150

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford, 2016-MY

May 1, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Expands Door Latch Recall

Photo of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

With this new expansion, the safety recall now covers nearly 546,000 Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, 2011-MY, Lincoln MKZ, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Lincoln

April 30, 2015 - Industry News

Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, TCO, Vincentric

April 29, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Lincoln MKZ Sedans Recalled for Parking Lamps

Photo of 2015 Lincoln MKZ courtesy of Ford.

Lincoln dealers will update the body control module software so that the lamps don't shine so intensely that they affect the vision of oncoming drivers.

Tags: Lincoln, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, Edge and MKZ for Steering

Photo of 2015 Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

Nearly 520,000 Ford vehicles in North America are at risk for road salt-related corrosion that may cause steering gear motor attachment bolts to fracture.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Road Salt, Lincoln MKZ, Corrosion, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Five Popular Fleet Models for Fuel Pump

Photo of 2014 Ford Focus courtesy of Ford.

Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in Ford Transit Connect, Focus, Edge, Escape and Fiesta vehicles.

Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, Subcompact Cars, Compact SUVs

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, Fiesta and Lincoln MKZ

Photo of 2014 Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects nearly 390,000 vehicles in North America that may have defective door latches.

Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars, Subcompact Cars, 2012-MY, 2014-MY, 2013-MY

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, Ford, 2015-MY, NHTSA

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers

April 21, 2015 - Global News

Ford Previews New Tourneo at Auto Shanghai

Photo: Ford

Ford previewed the new Ford Tourneo for China’s premium MPV market at Auto Shanghai 2015.

Tags: China, Ford, Shanghai Auto Show, Ford Tourneo, Jiangling

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Planning High-Volume Carbon-Fiber Rollout

Photo of the 2016 GT at the Chicago Auto Show courtesy of Ford.

Ford will ramp up the use of carbon fiber in its vehicles as a light-weighting strategy, following an agreement with supplier DowAksa to lead to high-volume automotive use of the material that's most been used in exotic, luxury vehicles.

Tags: Ford, Carbon Fiber, Lightweighting, Specialty Cars, Vehicle Manufacturing

April 15, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Ford, Aluminum

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Tags: Parking, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Liberty Mutual, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting

March 27, 2015 - Global News

Ford Everest SUV Debuts in Thailand

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

The new Ford Everest made its debut in Thailand. The SUV can carry up to seven passengers.

Tags: SUV, Ford, Thailand, Ford Everest

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVs Recalled

Photo of Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.

Tags: Ford Explorer, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

Tags: Recycling, Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, Seats

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Reaches EcoBoost Engine Milestone

Photo 5-millionth EcoBoost courtesy of Ford.

Ford has reached a production milestone of 5 million EcoBoost engines with a Ford Focus equipped with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine built at the Michigan Assembly Plan in Wayne.

Tags: EcoBoost, Ford, Engines, Ford F-150, Turbocharging

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford, Microsoft Developing Cloud-Based Connectivity Service

Photo courtesy of Microsoft.

Ford is renewing a partnership with Microsoft to expand its car connectivity services with a new cloud-based network called Microsoft Azure, after cutting ties last year with the software giant.

Tags: Microsoft, Ford SYNC, Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Infotainment Systems, Cloud-Based Technology

March 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Offers Heavy Payload F-150 to Commercial Users

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package on regular cab and extended cab 2015 F-150 trucks. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package with its 2015 F-150 pickup that increases the payload and towing capabilities for fleet and other commercial users.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Towing, Payload, Ford, 2015-MY

March 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Starts 2015 F-150 Production in Kansas City

Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, drives the first 2015 F-150 built in Kansas City. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun production of its 2015 F-150 pickup at the Kansas City Assembly Plant about four months after it began building aluminum-body trucks at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Assembly Plant, Full-Size Pickups

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